Convention 2016 Dates

God has one main purpose for his people: that we should become like his Son.

Week 1 offers a great introduction to Deuteronomy under the title ‘These words are your life’, led by Simon Manchester. Then there is a series from Luke called ‘A life like Christ’, and in the evenings a look at the big questions we ask about holiness, with motivating and challenging answers based on Ephesians.

Many of the practical implications will be looked at in a great series of seminars, including what it means to have Christ-like relationships, how to help children in a sex-saturated society, and a practical look at how we can truly change. We will also be offering a thought-proving lecture and seminar series on godliness in the public square, and an in-depth look at how Hebrews helps us understand the Lord Jesus more fully.

And look out for an exciting new project this year called ‘The Global Tour’ – many mission agencies are working together to introduce us to God’s work in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. All teaching for adults is paired with teaching for children, youth and young adults which is both Biblical and accessible, so you can talk about issues on the hills, in the lake, or over dinner!

Programme

Sundays at Keswick

Please join us for our All Age Service at 10.30am in the Main Tent or visit one of the many local churches to hear one of our Convention speakers. A list of speakers and where they will be preaching will be available closer to the time.

Seminars

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri. 9.30-10.30am -  A Global Tour – an inspiring presentation of God’s work around the world. Raising children in a sex-saturated world – Mel Lacey Godliness in marriage – Peter & Valerie Lewis School of Biblical Studies – an in-depth look at the letter to the Hebrews with Jonathan Griffiths Life change –– from regeneration to sanctification with Bill Bygroves.

Keswick Lecture

Wed. 9.30-10.30am.

A great opportunity to hear a keynote speaker on a topical subject. This week, Dave Landrum explores the theme of Holiness and evangelism in the public square. Dave then leads two follow-up seminars on Thursday and Friday.

Bible Readings

Mon – Fri. 11.15am-12.30pm.

These words are your life’ – Simon Manchester explains the life-changing impact of God’s Word from the book of Deuteronomy.

Evening Celebrations

Sat – Fri. 7.30-9.00pm.

A packed evening of worship, news, interviews and Bible teaching, as we look at the big questions we ask about holiness and discover motivating and challenging answers based on Ephesians.Studies in Ephesians.

  • Sat – John Risbridger
  • Sun – Bill Bygroves
  • Mon – Peter Lewis
  • Tue –

The Word@2.30

Mon – Fri. 2.30-3.30pm.

A life like Christ – a series of inspirational expositions from Luke 5 & 6

  • Mon – Bill Bygroves
  • Tue – Peter Lewis
  • Wed – Bill Bygroves
  • Thu – Peter Lewis
  • Fri – Steve Brady

Contributors

Simon Manchester

Bible Reading Speaker

Simon Manchester

Simon Manchester is the senior minister at St Thomas' Anglican Church North Sydney. He is married to Kathy and they have three adult children.  He was a school teacher before studying at Moore Theological College and he did training in Wollongong and London before taking up his first church in Sydney.He was chaplain for the North Sydney Rugby League Bears for seven seasons and also ran the ministry to the North Sydney business community for ten years.

Bill Bygroves

Speaker

Bill Bygroves

Bill has been married to Dot for over 40 years they have four grown up children and three adorable grandchildren. Bill has been a Pastor at Bridge Chapel for 35 years he is also Chaplain at Liverpool Football Club

Jonathan Griffiths

Speaker

Jonathan Griffiths

Jonathan Griffiths is married to Gemma, and they have three young children. A native of Canada, Jonathan read theology at Oxford and holds a doctorate in New Testament studies from Cambridge. After serving on the pastoral staff of Christ Church, Westbourne, Jonathan joined the Proclamation Trust in London to teach on the Cornhill Training Course. He takes great delight in serving local churches through training men and women for expository Bible ministry.  Moving forward, Jonathan will serve as lead pastor for the Metropolitan Bible Church, Ottawa.

Jonathan Lamb

Speaker

Jonathan Lamb

Jonathan is the CEO and minister at large for Keswick Ministries, supporting the work in the UK and often speaking at other Keswicks around the world. He is the author, with Ian Randall, of ‘Knowing God Better: the vision of the Keswick movement’, and has also published a Keswick Foundations title ‘Preaching Matters: encountering the living God’ (IVP). He also serves as a Vice President of IFES.

Peter Maiden

Speaker

Peter Maiden

Peter Maiden retired from the role of International Director of Operation Mobilisation in August 2013. He now serves as International Director Emeritus. His new role gives more time for preaching and teaching which today is his main ministry role. Peter enjoys family life with his wife Win, their three grown children and nine grandchildren.

John Risbridger 2014

Speaker

John Risbridger

John Risbridger is Chairman of Keswick Ministries and serves as Minister and Team Leader at Above Bar Church in Southampton. After coming to Christ at a young age he studied Mathematics and Economics in Nottingham and was very active in the Christian Union. He spent 10 years on the staff of UCCF after 5 years in NHS management. He has a deep love of expository Bible teaching, along with a particular interest in the theology and practice of Christian worship. He is married to Alison and they have two daughters.

Dave Landrum

Speaker

Dave Landrum

Dave Landrum is the Director of Advocacy at the UK Evangelical Alliance where his work involves public policy, theology, research and media. A frequent contributor on Christian and secular debates on a range of social issues, he previously worked in parliament for 10 years and has a PhD in politics. Dave has an interest in Christian social and political engagement, public leadership and religious liberty. Being from Liverpool, he naturally supports Everton.

Peter Lewis

Speaker

Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis has recently retired after forty-five years as the senior pastor of the Cornerstone Church, Nottingham. During Peter’s ministry, and with a growing ministry team, the church grew from an obscure, down-town church of 50 to a city-centre church of over 700 including 200 children, sent out many missionaries, and taught generations of students. Peter has written several books including The Glory of Christ, The Message of the Living God, the Lord’s Prayer, God’s Hall of Fame, and, for this year’s Keswick, ‘Christlikeness Matters’. He is married to Valerie and they have two sons and two grandchildren.

Steve James

Music

Steve James

Steve James is a Welshman born in England – by accident! That means a passionate interest is Welsh rugby, but also a support for Man City in the football arena. Steve was in Human Resources before being called to work in church, first at St Helen’s in London and then after college at Oakhill, in Norwich, Vancouver and the Wirral before moving to his current post at Holy Trinity, Platt, Manchester. He is married to Rachel and they have 3 children.

Mel Lacy

Speaker

Mel Lacy

Mel Lacy teaches at Oakhill College, and is thrilled to be involved with the formation and training of men and women to serve in the local church to facilitate the passing on of the great truths of God to the next generation. Her vision is to see young people equipped to share their faith with those around them, she has been involved in biblical youth and children’s ministry and training for many years. Mel has served as a deacon in the Church of Ireland, and more recently as a youth minister in St John’s, Knutsford, Cheshire.

Other Information

Children (3-11s)

Kids love to come to Keswick, and whether it’s your first year or you have been several times before, there will be great team members to meet and new friends to be made. All this, while getting to know more about the Bible in a fun-filled and friendly environment. Sessions coincide with morning Bible Readings, with an additional session for 8-11s to coincide with the Evening Celebrations. All …more

Youth (11-18s)

Keswick Youth is committed to teaching God’s word to young people. If you are between 11 & 18 then this is definitely for you. Keswick Youth is a chance to get stuck into God’s Word - to find out more about what it means to live for Him. Through teaching, seminars, small group study, singing (plus some little extras!) God’s word is taught and its relevance to all our lives is explained. Afternoons …more

19-24s

Everyone wants to be aged 19-24 at Keswick! A programme of relevant Bible teaching, discussion and prayer, with evenings being spent together in Costa for more teaching, interviews, conversation, question panels and much more...